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Clear winner as far as best fun food neighborhood around Tampa for vacation?

I think Gulfport or St Pete Beach are both viable alternatives in that they offer the beach itself. Not an option in Ybor or Downtown St Pete.

May 29, 2013
Rhody in Florida

Road food between Everglades City and Key West besides Alabama Jack's?

Lorelei's in Islamadora is a great spot.

http://loreleicabanabar.com/

May 29, 2013
Rhody in Florida

Costco & Trader Joe's Arrive in Sarasota. What food to buy/avoid?

TJ: Corn Salsa

Apr 08, 2013
Rhody in Chains

Siesta Key - Good lunch spot within walking distance of the beach

What a sweetheart you are. Southern hospitality at it's best.

Jul 05, 2012
Rhody in Florida

Shillington-PA Dutch

Sounds good. thank you.

Apr 25, 2011
Rhody in Pennsylvania

Shillington-PA Dutch

Staying overnight in Shillington and thought we would try a Penn Dutch meal. Any recommendation based on where we are in relation to the Lancaster area??? Not crazy about buffets but rather a place w a menu selection.

Apr 23, 2011
Rhody in Pennsylvania

Bakery? Brandon to Bradenton

No problem. I am sure there will future needs so good to know. I saw Atlantic Bread on Manatee recently but i assuem that is similar to Panera

Mar 29, 2010
Rhody in Florida

St Patrick's Day--Ellenton/Bradenton?

New Englanders flying into Tampa and staying in Ellenton area for a few days. We arrive on the 17th. Anything in the Ellenton general vicinity or a few exits up or down 75 that would be fun for St Patrick's evening????

Mar 07, 2010
Rhody in Florida

Fort Myers Amish Restaurant

It is a drive from FM but Yoders is excellent.

Jan 22, 2010
Rhody in Florida

Bakery? Brandon to Bradenton

On of the biggest deficiencies Northeners find in Florida is the lack of bakeries. Heading to a New Years party and looking for a pastry-type bakery in the Brandon-Bradenton stretch of 75?

Dec 24, 2009
Rhody in Florida

Savannah Help

We are driving south to Tampa week after Christmas and spending an overnight( probably a Tuesday) in Savannah. We will arrive 2-3 in afternoon and looking for a favorite CH spot. We don't want the tourist stops ( Paula's-Bubba's etc). and will be too late for lunch. Looking for a casual, inexpensive spot for seafood, fried chicken or even great sandwiches/appetizers that might reflect the region.

Dec 11, 2009
Rhody in Southeast

Rec`s for Sarasota!

Go w Irwin rec on Yoders. I know he is big on their dessert but I never order it because I am always too full on the entree. Star Fish is another must and I also like the burger and fries at New Pass Grille & Bait across from the Mote.

Aug 17, 2009
Rhody in Florida

Sarasota or Siesta Keys?

I will second Star Fish. Real Florida location

Oct 30, 2008
Rhody in Florida

Best southern fried chicken in Sarasota

I am also a Yoders fan. Their chicken is excellent and have a wide variety of sides to choose from. They have a big entree selection but I always see the chicken on the menu and never end up trying new things.

Sep 18, 2008
Rhody in Florida

Top of the Bay - Warwick RI - Review

We went last night for first time and it was excellent. We were a party of 3 and two ordered the cajun tuna special and the other ordered the chicken marsala. I had the tuna and it may have been the best tuna I have ever had. It had a terrific sauce accompanying it. Sides were very good as well. I would definitely return to this waterfront spot.

Sep 14, 2008
Rhody in All New England Archive

Longboat key/Sarasota

I have used Irwin's recs. numerous times and find he is a great resource for ideas from upscale to picnic table.

May 11, 2008
Rhody in Florida

TOP BURGERS IN FLA

TIGirl: Is Chattaways in a fairly safe area? I have been to downtown St Pete and to Tropicana area as well as St Pete Beach. But rarely to St Pete (proper) Some posters say beware of certain sections of St Pete but I am not sure where those areas are.

Dec 08, 2007
Rhody in Florida

Sunset Dining St. Pete to Longboat

I have read other posters who prefer Philthy Phils to Woodys. I think they are close by each other but both have "blocked" sunset views

Nov 25, 2007
Rhody in Florida

Sunset Dining St. Pete to Longboat

Looking for a favorite place to have a snack, dinner or picnic and watch the sunset in the area between St Pete beach and Longboat Key. Have been to Hurricanes for a drink and the view as well as Beachhouse on Anna Maria. Any other ideas?

Nov 12, 2007
Rhody in Florida

Stone Crab Question

We have visited the Tampa area several times in the last year and are returning again in late October. My question concerns the price of Stone Crabs. 3 years ago we stopped at Crabby Bills in Clearwater and paid $18 for Stone Crab in October. Last year the prices in February seemed to run around $30. I saw another posting that said expect to pay $50 this year. What is a typical price to pay and does it vary from Oct versus winter.

Sep 09, 2007
Rhody in Florida

ISO Great dining in St. Pete's Beach

It appears Mad Fish closed down their website. Is the restaurant still open???

Jul 04, 2007
Rhody in Florida

ISO Great dining in St. Pete's Beach

I second Philthy Phils. I love their chicken bucket

May 08, 2007
Rhody in Florida

Dockside Daves or Woody's Waterfront

For the St Pete Beach crowd, any preference?

Apr 21, 2007
Rhody in Florida

Stone Crabs In Bradenton/St Pete

Anyone had good reasonably priced stone crabs in Bradenton/St Pete Beach lately

Apr 14, 2007
Rhody in Florida

Someplace good in Tampa near Performing Arts Center or airport?

Channelside area okay?

Mar 03, 2007
Rhody in Florida

Someplace good in Tampa near Performing Arts Center or airport?

I assume most of these restaurants in Tampa are located in safe areas for night-time visits

Mar 02, 2007
Rhody in Florida

Silver Ring Cafe Reopens in Ybor

I had a question. I only have tried the Cuban sandwich recently and really like them. My wife and I were in Ybor City last week and toured the Ybor City Museum. We asked the clerk who lived in Ybor where to get a Cuban sandwich. I mentioned Silver Ring. He said he preferred pressed Cubans and sent us to Carmines which was very crowded and the food was great. He said Silver Ring did not press their Cuban sandwiches. Is that true???

Feb 05, 2007
Rhody in Florida

Anna Maria Island

my only comment is Rotten Ralph's is located next to a Marina, and the smell of diesel fuel sometimes becomes a serious problem

I agree although I think Ralph's would be a good spot for the grandchildren.
p.s. Rotten Ralph will eventually be opening( second location??) on the new Bradenton Boardwalk.

Feb 04, 2007
Rhody in Florida

Stone Crab In Sarasota/Bradenton?

Thanks Yosemite. We did hit Captain Curts and the food was good. But the Sone Crab was $29 so we passed and found other choices.

Jan 31, 2007
Rhody in Florida

Anna Maria Island

I can give a couple of casual suggestions that we liked. Rotten Ralph's has good seafood and a nice view from their outdoor deck. We also liked Rod and Reel Pier Restaurant.

Jan 31, 2007
Rhody in Florida